Sunday, October 31, 2010

Converse Japan – November 2010 Releases

I swear overseas gets all the fresh exclusives first! Check out the Japan winter line up with their unique wool and boot like feel on the chuck hi. Dope looking low tops with the plaid finish and classic vulcanized sole. These will be hitting Japanese retailers within the next week or so.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

UA Mirco G Black Ice “Halloween” Edition

Happy Halloween to all the celebrate it! Looks like Under Armor and Brandon Jennings were in the spirit with these 1 of 1 Black Ice "Halloween Edition" Micro G. Does not look like this edition will hit stores anytime soon in this mock up, apparently they were only made for last nights Bucks season opener.

Supra Stacks – Holiday 2010 Colorways

These Supra Stacks are a swing in another direction for the brand. More of a clean, simplistic look rather than the Super Hi tops we normally see from them. The Supra Stacks are now available at select Supra accounts so check in if you like em.

ESPN x Marvel Comics – NBA Team Covers

One of the biggest storytellers of all time has partnered up with ESPN and the NBA to create amazing comic-book covers of NBA teams, playing off of historic Marvel characters; Kobe Bryant as Ironman, Yao Ming as Weapon X, the Celtics as the Fantastic Four (well, five), and LeBron James leaving behind his jersey are just some of the classic Marvel tales that we all grew to love. Check out just a few covers we snagged that were floating around. Some of them are pretty funny yet so true! (Like the Detroit one) #Nolove. HAHA. Enjoy.

Nike Air Max 1 “Dark Army”

Even though we are approaching colder weather conditions here in Detroit we still have a few weeks left to get it in with our AM1's. This colorway is just sick!! Dark Army green suede/mesh upper sitting on a "gum sole," you just can't lose. These have already released at select Nike retailers for $92. Grab a pair if you can find some in your area.

Nike LeBron 8 – ‘Un-China’

If you have not seen the Lebron "China" Edition 8's we previewed last month then scroll on the "Lebron" section to check em out. New pictures have surfaced of the "Un-China" (unofficial name at the moment) with more red color than white around the shoe. Looks like there is white tumbled leather, with patent leather on top near the eyelets. No word yet on it's release date but you know where to go and grab em early if you are looking to pay above retail.

Tinker Hatfield & Andrew Caine Talks Safari Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II

Who would have thought years and years later this design would be pulled out yet again for new football innovation. Check out the video below with Tinker and Andrew Caine talking about the Nike Safari Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II that was created for Cristiano Ronaldo. Enjoy!

Nike x WEST NYC Friends and Family NYC Marathon Pack

Inspired by the upcoming NYC Marathon, Nike and WEST NYC have linked up to create a Friends and Family Pack of Air Max 1s and Nike Lunar Glides. Colored by WEST's Lester Wasserman, the NYC Marathon Pack features two colorways of the Air Max 1 (1 men's and 1 women's) and two colorways of the Nike Lunar Glide (1 men's and 1 women's). All of the colorways are inspired by the Fall colors of NYC's Central Park.

26 pairs will be raffled off at WEST NYC on November 7th. 10 Pairs will be given to friends and family.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Detroit House of Hoops Grand Opening pushed back!!!

So as we reported on last week Detroit is scheduled to finally open their first House of Hoops location inside of fairlane mall. The grand opening date was suppose to be this fri Oct 29th but now that date has been pushed back till mid November. Yesterday, we caught wind that they were doing a soft launch today so we headed out to see what it was all about.

Unlike some of the other locations that have their own stand alone store, Detroit location is a store within a store model...which is the sales model the company is moving to going forward. Not too much product other than what is sitting on regular footlocker shelves currently. Tons of Nike sweat suits, basketball shorts, and HoH tees. They did restock Jordan Anniversary 11's, Foamposite Air Force 1 (silver), and the Kobe 5 rings were mainly the ones that stood out the most. So while this was just a soft launch we didn't expect too much. Staff there is really nice and pretty knowledgeable about the products.

We will report on more information and pictures as they really start to get more exclusive content in. Keep it locked for more news on updates to the HoH Detroit. Below is the official "313" tee shirt we picked up while out there today. If you live in the Detroit area head on over to fairlane and check em out. Let us know what you think! Email comments to

Word is....Air Jordan 13 “Altitude” U.S. Release Info

So just as we reported a while back with the Altitude 13's releasing overseas first with a possibility for the states in looking more like a reality. Dec 4th is the tentative date that is currently floating around so let's see how long that remains true. Retail will be $160 and we are sure quantities will be limited. Keep it locked here with us for additional details if things have to get switched up!

Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Loon’ – November 2010

Nike SB is still going strong for the remaining of the year and it does not look like it is going to stop. The long sought out "Loon" Hightop SB's went for as high as 5 grand on certain sites. These will be released in more than enough quantities to go around come mid Nov. We will keep you posted once we get more information on them!

Air Jordan VII Retro Premio ‘Bin 23′ – Detailed Images

Well folks...we have yet another Love/Hate shoe from Jordan. This time around Jordan is releasing another sneaker out of the Bin 23 collection. Total 180 from the color schemes we have been use to with the gold, whites, and browns...we see much more of a loud and boastful retro 7. The inspiration came from the African paintings Jordan was inspired from back in 90-91 during his time overseas. They took the inspiration and really ran with this safari type theme. No word yet on the official release date but expect these to drop sometime next year for the $175 price tag like the rest of em. Thoughts???

Dwyane Wade in Dominate Another Day

Looks like Lebron James is not the only one making the commercial spot this season. You know Jordan Brand could not let their star player not get any love too! LOL.

Nike Zoom Kobe V “5 Rings”

Just in case you missed the Lakers game last night Kobe was rocking these limited edition "Rings" Kobe V's last night on the court. If you head on over to they should still have sizes left last time we checked. Retail is $130.

Lebron James "Rise" Commercial

Just in case you don't watch tv or not following us on might not have heard or seen the new Lebron commercial. In our opinion this is really dope and addressed a ton of controversy that has/still been going on with Lebron's decision to play for Miami. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Air Jordan 2 Candy Pack – Date Change

Just incase you all were looking to pick these up this weekend get prepared to hold off for another week! These have been pushed back until Nov 6 for the official release date but we won't be surprised if stores just won't put em out there earlier. Heads up!!

Air Jordan Retro III (3) Doernbecher Detailed Look

So it should be no secret no at this point with all the images floating around over the last few weeks on these Jordan Retro 3's. In case you did not know these are going to be released sometime in Dec in very limited quantities. Designed by Cole Johanson as part of the Doernbecher Freestyle VII collection, the Doernbecher Air Jordan Retro III features a Red upper with a lasered pattern, Black and Silver accents, a Black and Silver midsole, and a clear outsole. We will continue to keep you posted on the release as we get closer to the date. Retail will be $160 so get ready.